What is Central States Medicare Supplement Plan N?
Medicare Supplement Plan N is one of the newest Medicare plans. Central States offers it because it helps Arizona seniors fill the gaps in their Medicare benefits in a slightly different way. With a Medicare Supplement Plan N policy, insured by Central States Indemnity Co. of Omaha, you may still owe a copayment of up to $20 for some office visits and up to $50 for emergency room care that doesn't require you to be admitted.
Basic benefits offered by Plan N include:
- Medicare Part A hospital coinsurance and other costs up to an additional 365 days after Original Medicare benefits are exhausted
- Medicare Part A hospice care coinsurance or co-payment
- Medicare Part B coinsurance or co-payments (except for a co-payment of up to $20 for some office visits and up to a $50 co-payment for emergency room visits that do not result in inpatient care)
- First three pints of blood used in a medical procedure
This plan also offers the following additional benefits:
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) coinsurance
- Medicare Part A deductible
- Foreign travel emergency care (up to plan limits)
It's easy to see why Plan N's popularity is growing. We compared Central States with all other supplemental insurance carriers in Arizona and gave them 3.5 stars out of 5.
- Central States Medicare Supplement Insurance Review (Arizona)
- All Medicare Supplemental Insurance in Arizona
Central States Medicare Supplement Plan N vs. Competition
The following table shows how Central States's Medicare Supplement Plan N stacks up with the competition.
Coverage and Costs
Generally, a Plan N through Central States costs about 25% less than the more comprehensive Plan F. The lower premium is available because Plan N covers fewer gaps in Original Medicare. N most cases, beneficiaries enrolled in Central States Medicare Supplement Plan N may be required to pay a $20 co-payment for a doctor's visit and $50 if they go to the emergency room (if not admitted). Plus, this plan does not cover the Part B deductible or Part B excess charges, so the beneficiary is also responsible for these costs.
Be aware that insurance companies may use one of three price rating systems to set their premium prices: community-rated, issue-age-rated, or attained-age-rated. Community-rated plans set premiums that are the same for all beneficiaries, regardless of age. Issue-age-rated plans set premiums based on the age of beneficiaries when they are "issued" their Medicare Supplement plan. Attained-age plans are said to be the most expensive, with premiums initially set based on beneficiaries' issue age that increase as beneficiaries age. Premiums may widely differ depending on the rating system used to set these prices.
The chart below explains how this plan covers the portions of Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) that are not paid by Medicare.
The following table details how the plan covers the portions of Medicare Part B (medical insurance) that are not paid by Medicare.
Prescription Drug Coverage
The 10 standardized Medicare Supplements do not cover prescriptions. Add a Medicare Part D Plan (PDP) for prescription coverage. Here are a few plans available to you in Arizona:
|Magellan Rx Medicare Basic||$31.70||$405.00|
|Blue MedicareRx Value||$31.80||$405.00|
|Express Scripts Medicare - Saver||$22.60||$405.00|
|Humana Walmart Rx Plan||$20.40||$405.00|
|First Health Part D Value Plus||$56.20||$0.00|
|Aetna Medicare Rx Saver||$32.80||$350.00|
|AARP MedicareRx Walgreens||$26.80||$405.00|
Foreign Travel Coverage
Medicare does not pay for your healthcare (including emergencies) when you travel outside of the United States of America and its territories. If you travel, be sure to enroll in a plan that will cover you at the level you need.
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Central States Insurance Rating
Central States has a Superior rating from A.M. Best Company, the #1 source for insurance industry rating information. If this was a star rating it would be 3.5 out of 5 stars (Superior). Use this information as a measure of the financial stability of the insurance carrier when considering Central States Medicare Supplement Plan N.
Central States Medicare Supplement Plan N is available to all Arizona Medicare beneficiaries, ages 65 and older, enrolled in Medicare Part B. If you are just turning age 65, you have guaranteed issue rights and cannot be turned down. Plus, this insurance policy cannot be canceled. It will continue to be renewed as long as you pay the premiums on time and make no material misrepresentations.
Medicare Supplement insurance is available from Central States in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Peoria, Surprise, Mesa, Tucson, Tempe, Yuma, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Goodyear, Gilbert, Lake Havasu City, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, and most other Arizona cities and locations.
Tips and Disclaimers
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